Seoul: The trend of mini smartphone is getting hot, as LG is eyeing to join the mini smartphone market with its LG G2 Mini.
According to reports, the company is planning to announce a scaled back 4.7-inch, 720p version of its top smartphone for the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas in January.
The LG G2 Mini is also said to pack a quad-core Snapdragon 800 CPU (although it may be clocked slightly slower) and 2GB RAM.
The word comes from imaginatively-named Greek website Techblog, which said it’ll “probably” be launched at CES, although we’d be keen to wager it’s more likely to show up at MWC in Barcelona a month later.
Leading Android smartphone manufacturers, like Samsung and HTC have been keen to stretch our palms with larger, Full HD screens in recent years amid the demand for entertainment content on mobile devices.
Both have released Galaxy S3 Mini, S4 Mini and HTC One Mini models, with smaller displays, scaled back features and a more agreeable price point, while maintaining the popular design aesthetic.
It’s likely that should LG go down this path, the G2’s trademark rear-mounted volume rocker will take centre stage. It’ll be interesting to see whether the 13-megapixel camera and 3,000mAh battery remain part of the equation too.